Stewardship Guidelines Resources


Stewardship Guidelines 2017-2020 CoverLocal church members join with the promise to uphold the church with “prayers, presence, gifts, and service.” The ministry of stewardship is concerned with the appropriate employment of the fruits of that pledge throughout the ministries of the church. This Guidelines booklet is designed to help implement and guide the work of the ministry area.These additional resources are referenced in the booklet. 

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Achieving Dreams Beyond the Budget

[Guidelines, page 22]  by Donald Joiner 

A Twelve Month Plan for Stewardship in the Local Church

[Guidelines, page 18 & 26]  by Herb Mather 

Attributes of a Biblically Generous Church

[Guidelines, page 11 & 26]  by Michael Reeves. Available from the Christian Stewardship Network.

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Writing a Money Autobiography »

[Guidelines, page 26] by Dan Dick

Thinking Theologically About Wealth, Including Money »

[Guidelines, page 8 & 26]  by Carol Johnston 

Too Bland for Our Own Good »

[Guidelines, page 15]   by Robin Russell

Narrative Budget

A narrative budget is a simple, clear description of what the church would like to accomplish in each area of ministry and the spending that will be necessary to achieve each goal. View the narrative budget overview »

What is a narrative budget? Is it different from a line-item budget? »

Sample Narrative Budget »

Discipleship Ministries Stewardship Resources »

How do we lead stewardship in our local church? By nurturing generous living in our personal lives and in our life together as part of our congregation and Christ's interconnected, connectional church.

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